"Hawaiian Mission Houses developed a new strategic plan in 2011 to make our organization more relevant to the contemporary community while continuing to honor our mission to emphasize the significance of the Protestant missionaries in the history of Hawai‘i. In pursuit of that mission, we developed a major theme for the site with five components, all related to the collaboration between the missionaries and the Native Hawaiians, most especially the ali‘i. Those five elements which guide and permeate our programming are stated as:

Collaboration between Native Hawaiians and the American Protestant missionaries resulted in, among other things, the introduction of Christianity, the creation of the Hawaiian written language, widespread literacy, the promulgation of the concept of constitutional government, making Western medicine available, and the evolution of a new and distinctive musical tradition."


Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives enriches our community by fostering thoughtful dialogue and greater understanding of the missionary role in the history of Hawai`i.


Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives preserves the heritage and interprets the stories of the American Protestant Missionaries, their descendants, and their relationships with the people and cultures of Hawai`i, connecting with contemporary life, and encouraging a deeper understanding and appreciation for the complex history that continues to shape Hawai`i.